At 08:00 AM 2/21/96 -0500, Raghnall Toma/s O/g O/ Cearbhaill wrote:
>On Wed, 21 Feb 1996, Marc Morales wrote:
>> At 07:28 PM 2/17/96 +0000, M.A. Handley wrote:
>> >A connection between Lancelot and any Celtic figure would be made
>> >possible, if still not plausible, if Lancelot actually could be found in
>> >a 'Celtic' text. He's not in any of the Mabiniogion tales, nor part of
>> >the Ulster Cycle (or any Irish Sagas) nor in any of the Saga Englynion from
>> >early Wales. Lancelot does not appear until 'the Matter of Britain' had
>> >become a European literary tradition, so to equate him with something
>> >just not on.
>> >Mark Handley, Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
>> Does it mean, Mark, that whatever came from 'Europe' -WE say the continent-
>> is not Celtic for you?
>> Lancelot IS a Celtic figure whether you like it or not, giving no matter
>> where he came from : the imagination of some scholar or the legends.
>> Have a good day Mark.:-)
>Do you care to give reasons for your argument, Marc? Mark did...
As a matter of fact, Raghnall, I didn't think I needed reasons to argue that
Continental Europe may be as Celtic as The Isles when we consider the Matter
I may be wrong but I have felt a tendancy on this list to consider Celtic
only what came from Ireland, Wales or Scotland. That is not the case even
though the most vivid vestiges we have concerning the Celts often come from
Do you consider my reasons displayed enough, Raghnall?
I can develop if you wish.
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